Rest & Be Thankful

Christine Smith

Grovedale, Australia

Artist's Description

FEATURED in Where On Earth Is This? 26-04-2013
FEATURED in Roadways, Highways, Stairways & Byways 06-05-2013

Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Lens: @ 17mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f4, Shutter: 1/250

The A83 trunk road in Scotland has for centuries been known as the Rest And Be Thankful. Travellers have welcomed the chance to draw their breath and enjoy the view as they cross the summit at 860 feet on the road that leads from Loch Long to Loch Awe via Glen Croe and past the picturesque Butterbridge into Glen Kinlas. From the viewpoint at the summit of this famous beauty spot you can see the old valley road, engineered by General Wade during the subjection of Scotland following the Jacobite rebellion. A stone was erected to commemorate the completion of this military road in 1750.

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